Kirstie qualified as a dental hygienist & dental therapist from the University of Leeds in 2006. In 2010 she completed the PG Certificate in Medical and Clinical Education at the University of Essex. She has previously worked in the role of clinical educator for the FdSc Oral Health Science students on placement from the University of Essex. She now works part-time as a lecturer across the Oral Health Science programmes and clinically in private specialist practice. Kirstie is the editorial council member of the British Association of Dental Therapy and produces the Dental Therapy Update journal.